Shrimp Fajita Rice Bowl Recipe

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This Shrimp Fajita Rice Bowl Recipe is a quick dinner recipe with bold Mexican flavors.  Loads of shrimp, peppers and onions with plenty of fajita seasoning served over rice with fresh cilantro.

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Shrimp Fajita Rice Bowl Recipe

Gluten Free Shrimp Recipes

Over the last few weeks I have been trying very hard to eat gluten free. I am hoping it helps with some inflammatory issues I am having but it is a real struggle for me to not starve to death. Honestly, I have a serious love affair with grains…whether it is cereal, toast, pasta or Cheetos I just hear those carbs calling to me from my pantry. I have had to change the way I eat rather drastically but so far so good.

Stir Frying Vegetables in a Wok

Easy Shrimp Recipes

Last week I made my Shrimp Fajita Omelette which was delicious and this week I decided to stay with the fajita theme and make a rice bowl with the same sort of ingredients. I picked up some fresh cilantro from the grocery store since mine in the garden did not survive the last freezer. I topped it with a bit of store bought queso because…well, everything tastes better with cheese on it!

Hopefully you like this Shrimp Fajita Rice Bowl recipe and remember that you CAN make dinner in less than 15 minutes with whole, fresh ingredients! If you are looking for more quick shrimp recipes, try my grilled shrimp with cheddar grits

raw shrimp

Tip for Making Rice Bowls

 For fast weeknight meals, make up rice on the weekend and store in the fridge. Also, keeping precooked, frozen shrimp already peeled in the freezer makes for a quick protein source that takes only minutes to thaw!  I highly recommend a cast iron wok for sauteing this recipe in.

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Shrimp Fajita Rice Bowl Recipe

Yield: 2 to 3

Shrimp Fajita Rice Bowl Recipe

Shrimp Fajita Rice Bowl Recipe

This Shrimp Fajita Rice Bowl Recipe is a quick dinner recipe with bold Mexican flavors.  Loads of shrimp, peppers and onions with plenty of spice!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked rice, warm
  • 3 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 2 cups frozen cooked shrimp, thawed with shells removed
  • 1 TBSP fajita seasoning
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 cup queso, melted

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in cast iron wok over medium heat.
  2. Add peppers and onions and saute 5 minutes or until starting to wilt
  3. Add cooked shrimp and fajita seasoning. Saute 3 to 4 minutes to heat through
  4. Put warm rice into bowls and top with fajita mixture
  5. Add cilantro and queso to taste
  6. Serve

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 648 Total Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 220mg Sodium: 1474mg Carbohydrates: 79g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 34g
Nutrition information not always accurate

 

 

Comments

  1. I think everyone used shrimp this week! It is so easy and versatile and cooks up super quick. Your recipe looks fabulous!
  2. Great minds think alike with the shrimp- such a quick meal. I love rice bowls!
  3. OK, you guys! You have convinced me that I need to try a shrimp dinner with my family. So many amazing ways to cook shrimp!
  4. Looks delicious & sounds like something I'd enjoy!

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